A 7 year old girl reportedly told doctors that she wanted “to die” after being hospitalized for abuse and sexual assault.
According to a Crime Online report published on Sunday September 20, the girl, identified as “Yaz”, was taken to Hospital de Las Margaritas in Pueblo, Mexico in late August, after suffering from internal bleeding, a collapsed lung, burn marks on her back and cigarette burns on her arms and hands.
The girl also showed signs of sexual assault when she was examined by doctors.
“I want to die…I don’t want to go back to my parents so that they keep hitting me,” the girl said, according to a statement from doctors.
According to the Attorney General of the state, her parents, Rafael N. and Alejandra N. were detained on September 3, and have been charged with family violence and child abandonment.
In a police statement it was revealed that the young girl’s uncle is on the run after being accused of sexually assaulting the child.
A neighbor who reportedly witnessed how Yaz was harmed by her parents on at least three occasions took her to the hospital.
In April, this year the young girl had surgery for intestinal damage and was admitted to the hospital in February with cuts on her legs allegedly caused by her parents.
According to reports, in August, doctors did a graft on the burns to the 7-year-olds buttocks that “destroyed part of the muscle.”
News of Yaz’s maltreatment at the hands of her parents comes after her 3-year-old sister died in June due to accidental asphyxiation. Prosecution police says it is seriously considering prosecution options against the parents.
Frida Guerrera, a woman’s rights activist, believes the mother was also a victim of domestic violence and feared for her life.
“If the Puebla authorities had done their job since January, which was the first moment that there were indications that the girl had suffered sexual violence, the girl would not be in the hospital right now, and Mitzi (her little sister) would not be dead,” Guerrera said. “Of course there is institutional responsibility in this.”